According to the World Economic Forum and a study by Oceanographer Erik Van Sebille, between 93,000 and 236,000 metric tons of floating microplastic is in the earth’s oceans, an equivalent mass of more than 1,300 blue whales. This microplastic accounts for only about 1% of the plastic waste entering the ocean from land in a single year. Plastic has been found in the most remote, pristine parts of the planet such as the Arctic, is devastating to marine life and enters to food chain, ultimately ending up on our plates.
“If we don’t take action the collapse of our civilizations and the extinction of much of the natural world is on the horizon”.
Sir David Attenborough, UN climate Summit.